Orchids in the Sun

© by The Lavender Quill, 2003

Warning: the following story contains graphic descriptions of male/male sex between consenting adults. If that sort of thing bothers you, or you are a minor, or it is illegal for you to read this type of content under the laws of your area, don’t read any further.

This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual people or events is purely coincidental.

Chapter 9.

I closed the gate to the street so we wouldn’t have any unwanted visitors. If we left the gate open, people stopped in as late as 9:00pm or so, not knowing when we closed. Finding the store closed, some intrepid visitors have been known to wander around the nursery looking for someone to help them. So we had put the gate in a couple of years ago, and I had painted a nice sign that said closed surrounded by orchids, with the store hours below it. We usually closed the gate after the store closed, unless we were having a party or something, like we had for Nick’s birthday.

Nick came out of the office as I passed it on the way back to the orchid tents.

“Dude,” he said. “What happened to your shirt?”

I grinned at him.

“You know that guy with the sarong I told you about?” I said. Nick nodded. “He took it from me.”

“Some nerve.”

“Yeah. I think I gonna take his sarong.”

“Not if I take it first,” said Nick.

He laughed and took off running. I chased him, but with shorter legs, I couldn’t catch up. Nick slid to a stop and started to open the door.

“Wrong one,” I said. “Next one back.”

Nick let go of the door and ran to the next. Laughing, I opened the door that he had just let go of—the correct one—and darted inside.

Nick ran back, but by the time he got inside, I was half way down the isle toward Kenji, darting carefully past the orchids that hung off the benches.

“Save me!” I giggled melodramatically at Kenji. “Someone’s chasing me.”

I darted around behind him and wrapped my arms around him from behind, in theory to seek his protection. Hey, any excuse to hold him seemed good to me.

“Why he chase you?” Kenji asked.

“Dunno. But I think he want you sarong.”

Nick caught up to us by then. He gave me an evil glint.

“Hey. No fair,” said Nick. “You tricked me.”

“No fair you can run faster,” I retorted.

“Is this the guy in the sarong you were talking about?”


“He’s pretty cute.”

“I think so too,” I said.

I slid one hand down Kenji’s baby smooth stomach and dipped my fingers just under his sarong. I rubbed his nipple softly with my other hand. Kenji leaned back into me a little.

Nick stripped out of his shirt.

“So I’m guessing you’re not in a hurry to get home?” Nick asked.

“Nah. Masashi out at a meeting with one of the neighbors,” said Kenji.

I kissed Kenji on his spine, right between the shoulder blades. It was as high as I could reach at the moment. I slid my hand lower under his sarong till I could feel his sparse pubic hair.

Nick grinned widely and stepped up close to Kenji. He ran his fingers lightly over Kenji’s shoulders and down his arms.

“We got lots of time then?” Nick asked.

“Uh huh,” said Kenji.

He sounded a little nervous, and I remembered again that he was still a little sensitive. I poked my head under his arm.

“We got all the time we need,” I said. “Be mellow, Nick.”

I hope he got the hint.

The two of them kissed then, Nick pressing himself into Kenji. One of my hands was trapped between their chests, and the other was pressed between their groins. It was an odd feeling that I decided I liked. Kenji wrapped his arms around Nick. Nick cradled Kenji’s neck in one hand, and snaked the other between Kenji and me at the small of his back.

Nick’s kiss seemed to be having the same effect on Kenji as they did on me. It made me horny just thinking about it. Kenji started to moan softly and shifted his hips. I pressed myself more firmly behind him and reached down lower. I grasped his cock and pulled it up flat against his belly. It was already fully hard. I gave it a gentle squeeze and he moaned again.

“I gonna take you sarong off, ’kay?” I said.

He didn’t say anything, but pressed back a little, giving me room to lower my other hand. I took this as a yes, and began to undo the sarong. I pulled it loose, stepped back and unwrapped it from his waist. It was a nice piece of thin fabric, so I didn’t want to just toss it on the ground. I found a clear spot between some orchids on a table next to me and set it there.

When I turned back, Kenji was unfastening Nick’s shorts, and soon they dropped to the ground around his ankles. I pressed myself against Kenji’s now naked back again. I reached around and took a cock in each hand.

“Oh, yeah,” said Nick, and he lunged back into another kiss.

Nick slid one hand up Kenji’s back, turned it and started to rub one of my nipples. The ball of his thumb worked around in circles over my sensitive tit, and I moaned and squeezed his cock. Nick’s other hand began to work at the button on my shorts. Soon mine joined his on the ground.

I pressed my hard cock against the back of Kenji’s naked thigh. I released Nick’s cock for a minute and started to rub Kenji’s nipple.

Kenji was starting to get really worked up. He was now in the middle of a naked flesh sandwich, with maximum skin contact both front and back. I could feel him breathing heavy, he was making little sounds around their ongoing kiss, and his cock was surging in my hand. I thought he might come soon.

Nick must have noticed the same thing, and he broke off the kiss. He leaned back a little. I let go of Kenji’s cock, but continued to hold him.

“Wow,” said Nick. “You’re gonna make me come too quick.”

He smiled warmly at Kenji, and I could feel Kenji calming down a little. I don’t think Nick was that close to coming. I think he was just intentionally slowing it down for Kenji. Nick was wild and intense, but he was also really caring if he wanted to be.

“And we’re kind of leaving out Surfer Dude here,” said Nick.

I didn’t really feel left out. In fact, it kind of turned me on watching them. I knew how it felt to be kissed by Nick. I knew exactly how Kenji felt when I could feel him sort of melting against Nick.

Nick detached himself and turned to a table of orchids next to us. Kenji turned to face me. He had sort of a glazed look.

“Nick a good kisser, ain’t he?” I said.

I snuggled to Kenji, pressing the side of my face against his chest. I could hear his heart beat.

“He got talent,” said Kenji. He lifted my chin. “I like kissing you too, brah.”

“I know,” I said. “But I don’t kiss da kine like Nick.”

Kenji squeezed me. “You special too, Trevor.”

He kissed me then. A Kenji kiss. Deep and loving. He was right. It wasn’t like Nick, but it was special in its own way too. Our kiss lingered for a long satisfying couple of minutes. Kenji’s hands gently roamed over my back and ass.

After enjoying Kenji’s attention for a few minutes, I wondered what had happened to Nick. I opened my eyes and broke our kiss. I looked around and found Nick leaning back against the table, two orchid blossoms in his hair. He had a huge grin on his face. He’d been just watching us.

“You two are beautiful together, did you know that?” Nick said.

I blushed a little. So did Kenji.

“That’s one reason we have to be together,” Nick continued. “I need you, but you need that together too. It wouldn’t be right for me to be with just one of you, and you not be able to be with each other like that. And it would make me crazy knowing you had each other if I got left out.”

I understood what he was saying. I felt the same way. I loved and needed both of them in different ways. I just thought there was no solution until Nick came up with the idea of the three of us together as lovers. I reached out my hand to him.

Nick took my hand and pushed himself off from the table. Kenji and I opened up, and the three of us formed a small circle. Nick pulled one of the orchid blossoms out of his hair, a common variety we grew by the thousands. They are fragrant, and used mostly for making leis. He reached over and wafted it under my nose. I never tire of the smell of the orchids, and I smiled at him. Then he crushed it against the side of my neck and rubbed it down across my throat, leaving me smelling like orchid. He kissed me hard and released me. He took the second orchid out of his hair and went through the same thing with Kenji.

“For my two lovers,” said Nick. “Both of you as beautiful as any flower.”

Kenji surprised me a little by making the next move. He took my hand and Nick’s, and led us down the row of orchids. In the corner of the tent, he had cleared a space and made what can only be described as a love nest. There was a makeshift mattress made of packing straw covered with a canvas tarp and a bunch of towels. Surrounding it on three sides were dozens of blooming orchid plants.

“Kenji! I love it,” said Nick.

Nick promptly turned and flopped back in the middle of it, his arms and legs splayed out, his big cock bobbing.

“I guess you were thinking about us all day,” I said.

Kenji gave us a shy grin. He and I climbed on top of Nick. For a while we just squirmed around in our orchid scented world, rubbing and kissing and groping. We all moved around a lot as our sexual urges grew. Sometimes the three of us lay side by side, sometimes across each other. There are so many more ways to arrange three naked bodies than two. All that skin contact just makes me delirious.

Nick and I seemed to have made an unspoken agreement that Kenji was to get special attention. Sometimes Nick ended up in the middle, and I was coming to really like that feeling of being surrounded by the naked flesh of my lovers. But most often we had Kenji in the middle. Nick, of course, was moaning and sighing and making all kinds of noise. Between Nick and I, however, we had Kenji pretty worked up and even he was making a lot of noise.

Our passions continued to build. We had Kenji lying on his back and I was sitting astride his waist, grinding my ass on his crotch. Nick was kissing him. Kenji was playing with my ass.

Nick moved around so his big erection was hovering just over Kenji’s head.

“You wanna suck on my dick, Kenji?”

“Oh, yeah,” sighed Kenji.

I watched as Nick angled his cock toward Kenji and positioned himself facing me, straddling Kenji’s face. Kenji arched his neck up and took the head of Nick’s cock in his mouth. He moaned and sucked hungrily. He let go of me and grasped Nick’s hips. I got a thrill just watching Nick’s cock sliding in and out of Kenji’s mouth.

“Oh, jeez, Kenji,” sighed Nick. “That feels so good babe.”

Kenji held Nick’s hips and directed him. Sometimes he held Nick still and sucked his cockhead. I could tell he was swirling his tongue around. Sometimes he would get Nick thrusting slowly in and out of his mouth, sometimes arching his head back and taking Nick’s sizeable cock deep, swallowing almost all of it. Nick was moaning and lolling his head back.

All the while I was humping myself against Kenji’s cock, rocking on him, my own cock oozing onto his smooth flat belly. He let go of Nick’s hips and scooped up some of my pre-come. He reached back and smeared it on my ass, sliding a finger inside me.

“Oh Kenji!” I cried.

Nick leaned over and kissed me as Kenji worked his slick finger around in my ass. Kenji was moaning around Nick’s cock and thrusting his hips into me as he fingered me. I broke my kiss with Nick.

“Kenji,” I moaned. “Ohhh. Please fuck me.” I looked at Nick. “Is that okay?”

“Yeah, dude,” said Nick. “You don’t gotta ask me. We’re all having a good time here.”

“Uh, I don’t have a condom,” said Kenji.

Kenji stopped moving his finger, but I continued to squirm. Nick laughed and turned to him.

“With three horny guys, you’re gonna have to start carrying some around with you Kenji,” said Nick. “You never know when you’ll need one.” He leaned down and kissed him. “Don’t worry. I’ve got some. And I bet Trevor does too.”

I nodded. In fact, I had stopped at a drug store and bought another box of them on the way to the nursery after lunch. With two guys around that liked to fuck me, I figured I’d need them. Nick giggled.

“Don’t go away,” said Nick.

He darted off to where we’d dropped our shorts. Kenji, now anticipating, scooped up some more of my pre-come, and worked two fingers into my ass. I sighed, closed my eyes, and leaned down and kissed him.

“I love you, Kenji,” I whispered. “Make love to me.”

Nick returned and dumped a handful of condom packets around us. I sat up again as Nick flopped down next to us. I reached for a condom packet, and Nick took it from my hand.

“Here. Let me show you a trick,” he said with a big grin.

He opened it and removed the condom. He flipped it over, determining which side was which, then popped it in his mouth. He moved me up over Kenji’s stomach so he had access, and then went down on Kenji’s cock. I turned a little so I could watch over my shoulder. He grasped the base in one hand, and rolled the condom onto Kenji’s cock with his mouth, expertly sucking his cock as he did so. Kenji sighed.

“How was that?” Nick giggled.

“Wow,” said Kenji. “Nobody done that to me before.”

“Cool,” I said. “I gotta try that next time.”

Nick beamed, obviously proud of himself. He wiggled a small bottle of lube at Kenji. He opened it and applied a liberal amount on Kenji’s cock.

“All set, boys,” said Nick when he was done.

I leaned down and kissed Kenji deeply. He withdrew his fingers from my ass. Then I sat up again and positioned myself, my hands on his smooth chest. I looked in Kenji’s eyes as I lowered myself on to him. Nick guided Kenji’s cock right where I wanted it, and I hesitated only slightly as it pried past my sphincter.

“Ohhhh,” I moaned. I impaled myself completely on his cock, taking it all the way inside me. “God that feels good.”

“That’s awesome to watch,” said Nick.

Kenji grasped my hips, holding me in place. I wriggled around, adjusting to the feel of his cock filling me up, relaxing. Nick came around and kissed me. Then he leaned down and pressed his lips to Kenji’s, locking him into a long passionate kiss. As I relaxed, Kenji’s grip on my hips became more urgent and he began to move under me in response to Nick’s kiss.

I lifted up, feeling his cock sliding out of me. When I felt his cockhead reach my sphincter, I sank slowly back down again.

“Mmmm,” I moaned.

I started to rock up and down, impaling myself again and again on Kenji’s fleshy pole. He moved his hands around on my hips, grazing his thumbs on my sensitive inner thighs, rubbing up my sides, cupping my ass cheeks. After a couple of minutes, he began to thrust up into me, meeting my downstrokes, intensifying our rhythm. He was moaning too.

Nick broke their kiss and turned back to me. He kissed me fiercely and thumbed my nipples roughly. My cock jerked and I oozed a large amount of pre-come. A pool was collecting on Kenji’s stomach.

“Nick,” said Kenji, his voice barely above a whisper. “Let me… let me suck your cock.”

Nick broke his kiss with me.

“Oh, yeah, babe,” he said.

He straddled Kenji’s face and lowered his big throbbing cock to Kenji’s mouth. Kenji let go of one of my hips and guided Nick, sucking his cock eagerly as he thrust his hips up, fucking me.

That was so hot, I started stroking my cock. Nick noticed and brushed my hand away.

“No, don’t,” he said. He grinned. “That load is mine.”

He took my hands and placed them on his shoulders. He started to kiss me again. We quickly developed a rhythm, Nick thrusting gently into Kenji’s mouth in time with my thrusts down on his cock.

Somewhat to my surprise, it was Nick that lost it first. He moaned into my mouth as his kiss became wild and needful. He sped up his movements, and feeling it through his shoulders, I matched him as I plunged again and again onto Kenji’s cock.

“Mmmm, mmmm, mmmph,” Nick moaned. At last he broke our kiss. “Kenji, I’m coming!”

I watched his eyes squeeze closed and his hips jerked, spasming as he flooded Kenji’s mouth with his come. I could see that Kenji had worked a finger into Nick’s ass.

“Ohhh, ohhh, god, ohhhhh,” Nick wailed.

I watched Kenji’s adam’s apple bob as he swallowed Nick’s load.

Almost immediately, I could feel Kenji thrust deep and hard into me, his hand clamping on my hip. The muscles of his sides and stomach chorded up as he buried himself up into me, releasing his load too. I squeezed my ass muscles, milking him as he pressed up again and again.

I let go of Nick’s shoulders and reached for my cock. I was oozing a river and needed release. As soon as I moved my hand, Nick’s eyes snapped open.

“No,” he said again, panting now. “Let me.” He pulled out of Kenji’s mouth. “Stay inside him, Kenji. Keep fucking him if you can.”

Kenji’s chest was heaving, but he complied. His other hand clamped onto my hip again.

“Oh, jeez, Nick,” gasped Kenji.

Nick pushed my shoulders gently, making me lean way back, my cock pointing almost straight up. Nick gave me a brief intense kiss.

“Oh, yeah, dude,” he said.

He moved down, taking one of my nipples into his mouth. He sucked on it hard, brushing his tongue roughly across the nub, forcing a moan out of me.

“All mine this time,” said Nick.

He quickly trailed his tongue down my stomach and took my aching cock into his mouth. I almost came right away, but he bobbed up and down a couple of times and released me. He tongued my balls briefly and then started to lap up my copious pre-come off Kenji’s belly.

“God, that’s good,” said Nick.

Kenji was starting to get back into it to, and began to rock beneath me. Nick licked up the underside of my shaft and then took my cock into his mouth again, swallowing me completely to the root.

“Ohhh,” I sighed.

He let me go again.

“Come in my mouth, Trevor.”

He went back down on me again, his blowjob every bit as expert and intense as his kisses. Kenji slowly moved his cock in and out of my ass, keeping me full. I didn’t know whether to thrust up into Nick’s hot wet mouth, or thrust down onto Kenji’s hard cock. I overloaded in no time.

“Ahhh!” I cried. “Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh!”

I erupted into Nick’s mouth, feeding him my juices. He never let up, sucking eagerly, while Kenji locked his hips firmly against me, impaling himself deeply in my ass. I pumped and pumped, experiencing the most intense orgasm I could remember.

“Ohhhh,” I sighed. I nearly fell over backward, only Kenji’s grasp holding me in place. I sucked in air. trying to regain my equilibrium. When my orgasm finally subsided, Nick released my cock.

“That was fantastic,” he said.

He pulled my face to his and he kissed me. I was utterly unable to respond.

“I’ve never met anyone who can come like you,” said Nick. “I wanted to do that ever since I saw you come up in the grotto.”

I twitched in a post-orgasmic shudder, and little more oozed from the tip of my cock. Nick laughed and cleaned it off with his finger. He leaned down to Kenji, who licked his finger clean.

“You were great too,” Nick said to Kenji. He rolled onto his back and raised his arms over his head, a huge smile on his face. “I’m so fuckin lucky.”

I flopped down onto Kenji, his cock still buried in my ass. I was in no hurry for him to pull out of me. Even after coming, I love that filled-up feeling.

“You okay?” I panted softly in his ear. As usual, he’d made little noise.

“Oh, yeah, brah,” Kenji whispered. He wrapped his arms around me. “Want me to pull out?”

“No, not just yet. I like it. Stay in me for a minute more.”

Nick rolled toward us. He rubbed his hand gently up and down my spine below Kenji’s hands. I kissed Kenji’s shoulder softly and rested my head there.

“Oh, you guys,” said Nick. “My lovers.” He smiled. “We are gonna have soooo much fun.”

“Oh, yeah,” I agreed wholeheartedly.

Kenji was starting to go soft. He moved, and Nick reached behind him, holding the condom in place as he pulled out of me at last.

“Ohhh,” I sighed softly, still not moving.

When they had cleaned Kenji off, we rolled onto our sides, Kenji still holding me. Nick spooned himself in behind Kenji and wrapped his arms around him. He kissed Kenji’s neck, and then we rested like that for a while.

I looked at Kenji. He didn’t say much, but I could see by the look on his face that he was completely blissed out. I smiled and snuggled my face to his chest.

I would have dozed off, but Nick moved, getting up, breaking our reverie. Nick, as before, was the first to recover. That was Nick. He seemed to have amazing energy.

He reached down and pulled Kenji up. Together they pulled me to my feet. I hugged Nick and rested my face against his chest, not quite ready to end. Kenji started to pick up towels.

“Wait,” said Nick. “Can we keep it like that? I really liked all the orchids. Somehow I think with the three of us working together here, we’re gonna need it again.”

Kenji stopped. He dropped all but two towels back on the mattress he’d made.

“Sure, I guess,” said Kenji. “I just wash these two. Need to hide the condoms, though.”

I laughed. The mental image of some customers wandering back in the tents and discovering our love nest cracked me up.

“Maybe we move it to the last one,” I suggested, pointing up hill toward the last orchid tent at the back of the nursery.

Nick pulled Kenji to him and squeezed both of us in a hug.

“I love you both,” he said, all serious. “I’ll make love to you any where, any time you want.”

This was the sentimental side of Nick, seldom seen. Then he smiled.

“Now I’m hungry,” he said. “Lets go eat. I’m buying.”

* * * * *

We spent another night snuggling together in Kenji’s bed. I found it every bit as enjoyable as the first. We started off with Kenji in the middle this time. He seemed to like the attention. Before we went to sleep, however, he moved to the outside. He said it would get too hot for him to sleep with us on either side of him. Lucky me. I got to sleep in the middle again, and I don’t mind a little extra body heat.

The next morning, Masashi wanted to go visit his wife’s gravesite. Kenji, ever respectful of such requests, left early to drive him to the cemetery and out to breakfast.

Once Kenji was out of bed, I got up too. This was my opportunity to go surfing.

“Can I come too?” Nick asked.

“Sure, brah,” I said.

We took my Rav4 over to my dad’s apartment. Already I was thinking of it as my former apartment. It was the first time I’d been there since the previous weekend.

“Hey Trevor,” my father greeted me, giving me a big hug. “I wondered if you’d come by to surf this morning. You haven’t been out most of the week.”

He’d obviously noticed that my boards had leaned on the wall unused for days, unusual for me.

“Hi Nick,” he said. “Long time, no see, man.”

My father looked at me. I could tell he was curious about the meaning of Nick joining me, given our last conversation. He was discrete enough not to ask right in front of Nick, though. They shook hands good-naturedly.

I loaded two of my boards onto my roof rack. I also loaded two of my guitars and a few other possessions I wanted to move over to Kenji’s. Since Nick was with me, my father followed me to the beach in his own car.

When we arrived, Nick stripped down to a Speedo. I shook my head and smiled at him as I changed into my shorty wet suit.

“You wanna surf? I gonna use this one,” I said, pulling one of my boards off the rack. “You can use the other if you want.”

“No thanks,” said Nick. “I really just like to watch you. It’s so cool. You’re so good. It’s like you’re making music on the waves.”

I smiled at him. I knew he didn’t surf much, but I had to offer.

“Thanks. Sometimes that’s how I feel,” I said.

I watched my father walking down to the surf with his long board.

“Rub some sunscreen on me before you go out,” said Nick.


“I can’t help it that I like it when you rub my body.”

I took my time applying it liberally to his back and shoulders, massaging it into his skin. I wanted to do more than that, but there were too many people around.

“I can rub you more later,” I said.

I left him there on his towel smiling. I practically skipped down to the water. Nick had been right. I would surely go mad if I had to give up surfing for any significant length of time.

I stayed out a long time, relishing in the feel of the waves. It took very little time for me to get my rhythm back. Knowing Nick was watching was an extra thrill. Once I tried showing off a little for him, and ended up doing a major wipe out. The waves will do that to you if you aren’t paying attention. I laughed at myself and kept on surfing.

I was pretty tired when I finally waded ashore. Nick was sitting next to my father, and handed me a slice of pineapple. He’d cut it like I’d shown him, not in little bits like his mother did. I wolfed it down, and he handed me another slice. It tasted so good and sweet, especially after eating a couple of mouthfuls of seawater.

“Thanks, Nick.”

“I was just talking to your dad,” said Nick. “He was wondering how things were going. I told him I was in love with you. I thought maybe it was better if you filled in the details.”

I looked at my father, who looked at me with one eyebrow cocked. Nick smiled a cheshire smile. I shook my head and smiled. He wasn’t really trying to get me in trouble. He knew my father was the least likely of all our parents to have a problem with our three-way relationship.

“You prolly right,” I said. “Dad, lets take a walk. Nick, we back in a bit.”

My father got up and we walked slowly along the beach. I reached back and pulled the chord, unzipping my shorty down my back. I pealed it down to my waist. It looked strange, but I’d overheat if I kept it zipped up too long once I was out of the water.

“So, you picked Nick?” my father asked.

“Um, not exactly.”

“He seems pretty taken by you, you know. I watched him watching you surf. He didn’t have to tell me. I knew he was in love.”

“I love him too, dad. And I love Kenji.”

“Oh. You still have a problem then, eh?”

“Actually no,” I said. “Nick came up with a solution. The three of us are together. Lovers.”

“No shit? A three-way?” He sounded amused as much as surprised.

“Um, yeah.” I felt myself blushing a little. “But not just a one night fling. It’s a relationship. Like a marriage, only with three of us.”

“Wow. You’re serious.”

“Yeah, dad. It’s the only way none of us gets hurt. I was sort of freaked when Nick first suggested it. But I think I’m gonna be really happy.”

“Oh, Trevor. I sure hope so. It sounds pretty complicated, but you’ve been friends with them for a long time. They both seem like great guys.”

“They’re the best, dad.”

“Well, if something like this can work, I suppose the three of you are the ones to pull it off.”

We turned and headed back up the beach the way we’d come.

“So you think it can work?” I asked.

“I don’t know Trevor. I don’t have much experience.”

I looked at him. He shrugged and grinned.

“I once slept with two women. But I hardly knew them, and we were all a little drunk. It was fun, but strictly recreational. None of us had any intent to make anything of it but a little fun.”

“That’s not what this is dad.”

“I know. I can see that.” He shrugged again. “If you’re happy… if all three of you are happy, then that’s great.”

“You’re okay with it then?” I asked.

“It doesn’t matter what I think. Is it what you want? Is this what’s right for you, not anyone else?”

I thought on that for a minute as we walked along the sand.

“I think so, dad,” I said. “It still seems really weird to me. It isn’t what I said I always wanted. But I am really happy with them both. I think this is it for me.” I looked at him. “You wrong about one thing, though.”

“What’s that?” he said.

“It does matter to me what you think.”

“Okay. I see what you mean.” He blew out a breath. “I don’t really know what to think, Trevor. You know me. It doesn’t matter to me that you’re gay. I’m not exactly the judgmental type, you know? I know Nick and Kenji better than any of your other friends. They both seem like really good boys. When you told me you were having trouble deciding what to do, I thought you’d be fine choosing either one of them. Nick obviously cares about you a lot, and you and Kenji are practically like brothers.”

He stopped walking and turned to me.

“I guess I’m trying to say that I’ve never heard of something like this in a long term relationship, but it seems to make sense with you guys. It’ll be complicated, but it sounds like it might work out fine. When I said it didn’t matter what I think, what I really meant was that I don’t think that your decision about going ahead with this should be based on my approval. Who am I to say? I only care if it makes you happy, Trevor. If it will, then I approve.”

“Thanks dad.”

He gave me a big hug and we walked back over to Nick.

“Am I in trouble?” Nick asked with a grin.

He had seen us hug, I’m sure, and we were both smiling, so Nick knew things were fine.

“Only if you break his heart,” my father joked. Maybe there was a subtle warning thrown in with the joke; I wasn’t sure. Then he turned more serious “You’re a clever one, Nick. I wouldn’t have thought of a relationship like you’re trying.”

“Not so clever,” said Nick. He held my hand discretely between us. “I just love them both. I didn’t want to choose one or the other, so I chose both.”

“Then I hope it works for all three of you.”

My father smiled warmly at us, and I felt like melting into a little pool of happiness.

(To be continued.)

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